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Biddeford Journal (Newspaper) - June 11, 1965, Biddeford, Maine Weather COOLER (Complete Report on Page fire) onrnnl Our Numbers Newt Dept. 282-1535 Buslnete Depie. JM-362S VOL. 81, NO. 136 York County's LOCALnews Daily Since 1884 BIDDEFORD-SACO, MAINE, FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 1965 Associated Press Wire Service 12 PAGES PRICE SEVEN CENTS INSTALLATION ceremonies were conducted for officers of Luke E. Hart Council, Knights of Columbus, Biddeford, last night at Washington Street hall, with Philip Masse, district deputy, as installing officer. Installed were, left to right, seated, Joseph R. Auger, incoming grand knight; Masse and Edmond Neault, outgoing grand knight and trustee for three years; hack row; Roger Lowell, recording secretary; Alfred Letourneau, deputy grand knight; Paul Leblond, treasurer; Leroy Boissonneault, warden and SAIGON, Viet Nam (AP) - The battle for Dong Xoai ended today with heavy casualties on both sides. The routed Viet Cong left district headquarters in ruins, strewn with bodies of men, women and children. U.S. military authorities said the latest count of American casualties in the battle were 3 dead, 15 wounded and 15 miss ing. Eight of the missing were crewmen on two helicopters dc stroyed by enemy fire. A news man who visited the town 60 miles north of Saigon said several American bodies were found in the ruins. An 11-man U.S. Army special forces team and a nine-man U.S. Navy Seabee squad engaged in building an airstrip were at the district headquarters when the Vict Cong attacked Wednesday night. The number of U.S. casualties in Viet Nam jumped again Elidorc Bcllerose, chaplain. Others installed: when a two-engine C123 transmit absent from photo include, Roland Petit, port ferrying ammunition and Viet Battle Ends With Heavy Casualties On Both Sides lecturer; Alfred Pepin, inside guard; Michael Hanson, outside guard; and Guy Lavcrriere, trustee for two years. Auger and Neault were appointed as delegates to attend the state convention at Samosct Hotel, Rockland on June 1ft-20. A donation was voted for the Lassie bowling league and a report was given by Wilfrid Bouf-fard on the recently held ladies night. was hand-to-hand fighting on the outskirts. The shooting ended at 6:30 a.m. when the Viet Cong pulled out of the area and disappeared into the jungle, the U.S. spokesman said. Vietnamese rangers and airborne units combed the town, picking up the dead and wounded. No further contact with the Communist guerrillas was reported. Most of the wounded Americans were evacuated Thursday afternoon. Mai. Harvey E. Steward of Huntsville, Ala,, led men of the 118th Aviation Company through heavy Viet Cong fire to evacuate the wounded, military officials said. The Viet Cong held parts of Dong Xoai through the night and hammered at government positions.  *  Government planes blasted the town with napalm and bombs, leveling a small Catholic church, the former government headquarters and several enemy slrongpoints. A bold move by Brig. Gen. Cao Van Vien, commander of the 3rd Army Corps, broke the Communist offensive. I The original defenders of Doug Xoai were making a des-! per ate stand when Vien ordered his 52nd Ranger Battalion airlifted into the battle area. Vien's men retook the district headquarter compound and captured a large stock of Viet Cong weapons. The rangers lost at least 30 dead and 15 wounded. The first reinforcements - a battalion of 300 infantrymen - were flown into the Dong Xoai area Thursday morning after the Viet Cong overran the town and smashed a Special Forced camp a mile away. The battalion of reinforce* ments was attacked Suo.. jr landing. Today only three survivors could be found. The rest were dead or missing, including three American advisers. A battalion of paratroopers was flown into Dong Xoai by helicopter early today. Their arrival turned the tide for the government forces. Most of the American casual* ties occurred in the Special Forces camp, where 20 or 21 'Continued on rage T*o> Space Twins Unveil Adventure Moderate Gains Forecast WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson has muffled speculation over a governmental split on his economic policy by giving assurances that there are "no cross-currents, divisions or conflicts" within the administration. The President told reporters, after a meeting with Chairman William McC. Martin of the Federal Reserve Board and other top economic officials Thursday, that moderate but solid gains are foreseeable through 1965. "There is no reason for gloom or doom," he said. This was an apparent reference to the stock .market slump and public furor which followed Martin's June^l at Columbia University-. ~ That was the speech in which Martin spoke of "disquieting similarities between our present prosperity and the fabulous '20s," and emphasized the role of monetary policy - management of the money and credit supply - in preventing possible inflationary excesses. * * * Martin's resignation was demanded Thursday by Rep. Wright Patman, D-Tex., chairman of the House Banking Committee. Patman charged that Martin had challenged John- FRAN'S DRIVE-IN 5 Points Biddeford Formerly Bob's Lunch Specializing In * Spaghetti * Pizza  Clams ' * Italian Sandwiches Special 99c Dinners Clams - Haddock Scallops - Chicken Also Counter Service Open 11 A. M. To 11 P. M. son's economic policy and was calling for what Patman described as a disastrous policy of tight money. "This country cannot afford, even as prosperous as it is, a man at the helm of our monetary system who is so afraid of prosperity that he has to end it," Patman said on the House floor. But Secretary of tne Treasury Henry H. Fowler, in an interview given before the White House meeting, helped Johnson to quash the talk of a policy split on the issue of tight money-versus- expansionism. Fowler said he -and Secretary of Commerce John T. Connor agreed completely with what (Continued on Page i wf. Workmen Clean Up Debris From Storm -BANGOR (AP) -rv- Extra highway and poyer crews were pressed into work today to clean up debris and restore order from the shambles left by a violent electrical storm. The storm Thursday night struck heaviest in the Bangor-Brewer area, uprooting tree ripping power lines and causing widespread property damage. High winds, clocked officially at gale force of 60 m.p.h., collapsed a tent at the Hippodrome Circus moments before 200 spectators, mostly children, were evacuated. The U.S. Weather Bureau said it received unofficial reports of winds of up to 9 Om.p.h. Arden Small, 15, of North Orrington and ringmaster David 156 Main Street, Biddeford G.E. Refrigerator Model TA105 $168,00^ See Us First On G.E. Washers-Dryers Stoves-Freezers Portable Dishwashers From $129.95 Carroll,-26, were injured when a toppling tentpole struck them. Their injuries were not serious. Charles Brown, about 50, of Hampden was injured when a large tree limb his his dump truck.- Fallen trees blocked streets and some uprooted trees fell on cars and houses. At Waterville, seven-year-old Gary Nickless was injured when a wind gust blew his bicycle against a car. Mrs. Maxine Daniello of Rockland suffered minor injures when a tree struck her car in Rockland. The Bangor Daily News lost power for about two hours, but managed to publish today's edition. A Bangor television station was also knocked off the air during a power failure. Driving rain and some light hail accompanied the storm. The Weather Bureau said the storm appeared to have travelled a line running from Rum-ford eastward to Bangor. "I thought it was a tornado," said Mrs. Mildred Peabody of East Eddington. The storm, she said, "made a loud roar as it bore down on the area. You could see it com-1 ing right across. It blew trees down and bent them almost to the ground. It sounded like the roar of jets." 1 In the Washington County town of Deblois two barns were! destroyed and the roof of one' was blown 450 feet through the air. supplies crashed in flames in central Viet Nam, killing at least eight Americans. A U.S. spokesman said a ground party recovered (he bodies of two Air Force men and  ix Army men. He did not know how many had been aboard. Military sources were uncertain of the cause of the crash. The three confirmed deaths at Dong Xoai brought the loll of American dead in Vietnamese combat since December 1961 to 409. The dead in the C123 crash would not be added to the com bat toll unless enemy fire was determined. * * * Government and Viet Cong casualties were heavy in the fierce fighting that began at Dong Xoai early Thursday. About 150 civilians also were reported killed, including many women and children. The government reported 280 casualties for its forces - 108 killed, 126 missing and 46 wounded. It claimed that 700 Communist guerrillas were killed - 309 in Dong Xoai and another 400 by U.S. and Vietnamese air strikes 3 to 4 miles north of the town. None of the government figures were confirmed by U.S. military officials. U.S. and Vietnamese planes flew 121 sorties against the Dong Xoai area Thursday. Through the night Communists probed at government po HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) - The story of an adventure crammed with mysterious satellites, a stroll in space and the anxiety of living four days in a hostile environment unfolded to the world today. Astronauts James A. McDivitt and Edward H. White II related their experiences to newsmen this morning. They will receive congratulations from President Johnson this afternoon. In a switch of plans, the astronauts and their wives chose to ask President Johnson to come to Houston so congratulations could be shared with all employes of the Manned Spacecraft Center. Johnson had invited the two spacemen and their families to his Texas ranch for the weekend. Thursday the President offered instead to make his first visit to the space center, the "astronauts' home." An official of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said: "The gracious oiler of the President overwhelmed the astronauts and their wives. They readily ac cepted so the honors could be shared with the people who made the flight possible." A White House spokesman said McDivitt and White wel coined the change so they could spend more time with their families.   * The astronauts returned to Houston Thursday, and White said their homecoming was an event second only to the successful splashdown Monday. The heroes were met with hugs and kisses from their wives and children at Ellington Air Force sitions in the town, and there Base, then had a brief lunch and private chat at their homes before continuing the debriefing of their four-day journey into space. Details of Johnson's visit, and whether he will present the special medals or awards to the space twins are not known. The President told the two last Monday he had a "little something" for them. Afterwards, Johnson is expected to tour the center, including Mission Control from where the Gemini 4 space flight was controlled and monitored. Officials revealed Thursday that a third sighting of a mysterious object in space was made during a pass over China. McDivitt had reported seeing an object over Hawaii and another over eastern Asia. A recheck of the 1,400 frames of film taken by McDivitt turned up five of a glob of light with a while tail and a triangular glow above it. The second object has not taken of it were not recog-nizable, a NASA official said. Mention of the third object came during the afternoon debriefing of the two Air Force majors. "Today is my birthday," McDivitt told the crowd welcoming him home Thursday. "I've had a lot of birthdays, I'm not going to tell you how many - but I've never had one like today." * * * Actually McDivitt's 36th birthday celebration began Wednesday night with a cake-cutting ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS Wasp, the ship that recovered the Gemini 4 capsule from the Atlantic. At the McDivitt home, a few miles south of the Manned Spacecraft Center, he was greeted by a delegation of neighborhood children who shyly presented him a crudely lettered "happy birthday" sign. McDivitt ate birthday cake at lunch with his wife, Pat; and been identified. Photographs children, Michael, 8; Ann Lynn, Water Company Has Election Of Officers THE HOUSE ON THE HILL One Of Kennebunkport's Finest Restaurants OPENING FOR THE SEASON JUNE 12th  Club Breakfast 8 to 9:30 A. M.  Businessmen's Luncheon 12 to 2 P, M,  Dinners from 5 to 10 P. M. - Cocktails Served - Open Sundays from 12 to 8 P, M. Ocean Avenue Tel. 967-3358 Kennebunkport The directors of the Biddeford and Saco Water Co. were re elected during a meeting of the stockholders yesterday afternoon in the new office building on Elm Street, Biddeford. The slate includes Mark B. Black, Carleton F. Davis, Bur-land H. Hawkes, Arthur F. Maxwell, Richard E. Moore, Vernon F. West and Harry M. Wooster. Earlier In the calendar year Davis and Black had been elected directors to fill vacancies left by the deaths of Norman P. Lundy and William E. Shaw. John W. L. White was rejected clerk of the corporation. Following the stockholders' meeting an organizational ses sion of the directors took place and Maxwell, president of the First National Bank of Bidde ford and of the Biddeford^ Sav ings Bank, was re-elected'presi dent. Maxwell had been named earlier in the year to succeed West who resigned due to ill health. Wooster was re-elected vice president and treasurer. He had earlier been named vice president to succeed Shaw. Roger N. Parker Sr. was re-elected assistant treasurer. The directors declared the regular quarterly dividend of 32 cents a share, being at the annual rate of $1.28 per share. and Patrick, 4, in the privacy of his home. The angel food cake baked by a sister-in-law, Mrs. John Sanders of Beria, Ohio, bore the lettering, "Happy Birthday, by Gemini." White; his wife, Pat; and chil. dren, Eddie, 11, and Bonnie Lynn. 9, paddled about happily in a neighbor's swimming pool. White showed no signs of strain from his 20-minute walk in space June 3. The space twins started their day at Mayport, Fla., saying farewells to the crew of the Wasp. They also received the first of many expected awards, a copy of the Florida state seal from Gov. Hayden Burns, as they stepped on firm ground for the first time since the blastoff at Cape Kennedy June 3. Flags flapped in a breeze and the Navy band played "Happy Birthday to You." After the brief ceremony, the two smiling space heroes boarded a four-engine jet for the 2-hour and 15-minute flight to Ellington AFB. As the plane rolled to a stop, the astronauts emerged and were engulfed with arms, legs and kisses. McDivitt circled his arms around his three tykes and lifted them to this chest several times. Bonnie Lynn White leaped into her daddy's arms, planting a big kiss on his cheek. Then it was the wives' turns. They stood with their arms around their husbands' waists, beaming with pride. Occasionally they kissed. Then it was the turn of the parents, retired Air Force Maj. Gen: Edward H. White and Mrs. White, and Mr. and Mrs. James McDivitt of Jackson, Mich. Each family went home for a lot of family living. Neighbors cheered as the spacemen came home after being away since May 23. During that time they orbited the earth 62 times and traveled 1,609,684 miles. Survey Reveals: Divided Highways Safer CHICAGO (AP) - "Now this is a long trip so play it safe; drive on divided highways where the traffic is heavy." As odd as this advice may seem, it is sound. Statistics show that despite heavy travel, divided highways, such as turnpikes, parkways and interstate highways, have a much lower fatality rate than older highways. During the three-day Memorial Day holiday period this year, in which a record 474 persons died in traffic crashes, divided highways were the safest auto routes. An Associated Press indicated today that 12 occurred on such roads period. And yaer-long records show the same survey deaths in this traffic results. REPRESENTING the first organization to give aid to the Biddeford scholarship fund, Biddeford P. T. A. President John W. Narsiff, presents Bideford Mayor Edward F. Gaulin a check for the sum of r .7 . cConnrU $100. Narsiff will be the principal of the new Biddeford elementary NaU,onaL , X,etLalitvHp school being constructed on West Street. The scholarship fund will 'iecor(ds thf,JatV'L \a\t aid needy students of both parochial and public schools in Bidde- ^gh^VSs less than half thl ford in attending college. GRAND OPENING BLUE POINT COUNTRY CLUB GOLF COURSE Saturday, June 12 Pine Point Road. Scarboro Across From Ken's Place George E. Winters, Prop -- Tel. 883-2770 national average and less than DELUXE CONSOLE TV 23 Inch Screen . . , Walnut Cabinet '199 No Money Down $10 Month See "Ralph" - POTTERS 269 Main Street. Biddeford GUARANTEE YOUR CHILD A SAFE & INSTRUCTIVE SUMMER AT . . . 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